Re: removed MP3 support in media players in fedora core 1

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On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 09:50:45AM -0500, Edward Croft wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-12-05 at 09:29, Marcus Specht wrote:
> > What about adding an application to Fedora to automatically download and
> > install the needed software (mp3-Support, java etc.)  after the
> > installation of fedora. Maybe after pressing some "I know what i am
> > doing"tm buttons? 
> > This would be really helpful to some beginners without knowledge how to
> > install the necessary packages....
> This harkens back to the ease of use issue. Or as we like to say, the Grandma issue.
> I just had to work with a Windows 2000 laptop. I went to a website that 
> required Flash, and guess what happened? It automatically downloaded and 
> installed the flash player and continued on playing. Easy enough for Grandma.
> Knock Windows as much as you want, it is much easier to install software 
> for the common user. This is the drawback to Linux at this time. It is 
> definitely not ready for the common user, ie Grandma. Grandma is going to 
> find it hard to install java. Hey Grandma, just download the rpm and install, 
> then go into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and create a link to the plugin.  

I use linux so I do not have "ease of use" programs installing things
without my input. This is something I wish to never see on any of my

Jack Bowling
mailto: jbinpg@xxxxxxx

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